Python docs disappointing

r rt8396 at
Fri Jul 31 23:30:47 CEST 2009

On Jul 31, 4:16 pm, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at> wrote:
> On Jul 31, 1:10 pm, kj <no.em... at> wrote:
> > I'm pretty new to Python, and I like a lot overall, but I find the
> > documentation for Python rather poor, overall.
> > I'm sure that Python experts don't have this problem: they have
> > internalized some good ways to access the documentation, are
> > productive with it, and therefore have lost the ability to see why
> > the Python documentations is deficient for beginners.
> That may be so, but I do remember when I was a beginner myself and I
> had no issue with the documentation.

have you tried the new docs (>= 2.6) The interface has changed
drastically as to render itself completely useless. The old docs (<=
2.5) --the ones i learned from-- where flawless.

@ Mark Lawrence
Have you clicked any of those links? try the "Tutorial start here" and
then try to find a menu of sorts. It seems you have to click "next" to
navigate. Thats pretty counter intuitive if you need to get to page
589!! Upon clicking the tutorial link in the OLD DOCS, you where
presented with a nice menu for concise navigation.

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